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by yikeren
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 7.21 Saṅgārava Sutta
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Re: SN 7.21 Saṅgārava Sutta

Of those established in virtue
And know not the possibilities
(Of those we know a many)
The Tathagatha extends the boundary

Let virtual settles, the lake clears
To see the coming and going
Knowing that is just that
Nothing more to be done
by yikeren
Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 3.70 Uposatha
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

Re: AN 3.70 Uposatha

For what value is there To compare with another Cowherd's or Nigaṇṭhas' observances Are not of another but our very own The cowherd knows the whereabouts (the mind) And awares of what he eats (the body) Fettered by greed for the morrow (rebirth) He fails to attain the ariya practice Practising ahims...
by yikeren
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 10.96: Kokanuda Sutta — To Kokanuda
Replies: 13
Views: 3746

Re: AN 10.96: Kokanuda Sutta — To Kokanuda

In gratitude for the information provided in this forum, I'd like to share a little presentation that I've prepared on the Sutta. It uses some of the information provided here and some that from elsewhere. As a Powerpoint, it's inherently brief. Thus, it may not make sense for some. https://dl.dropb...
by yikeren
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 1.80 Pajjota Sutta: Source of Light
Replies: 7
Views: 1710

Re: SN 1.80 Pajjota Sutta: Source of Light

Sam Vera wrote: This is a really interesting one. At first, I thought that it was marred by an obvious anti-climax: it starts with two qualities recommended by the Buddha (the indriya of mindfulness and wisdom) and then descends to commonplace features of material existence. Cattle, ploughing, and ...
by yikeren
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Kamma, Vipaka and Rebirth
Replies: 42
Views: 13192

Re: Kamma, Vipaka and Rebirth

Hi Robert I'm afraid that I do not follow your comment: The bhavanga is a bit of a red herring for explaing how accumulations are carried on. What about all the vitthi cittas that arise in between bhanga cittas? In fact accumulations are carried forward citta by citta, whether it be bhavanga or cakk...
by yikeren
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Alternative translation for arising & passing away
Replies: 12
Views: 2453

Re: Alternative translation for arising & passing away

As this is the Pali stream, can I request that questioners and commentators make a habit of quoting the respective Pali text so that we can learn the original language rather than simply the translations.

I do appreciate all of your contributions.
by yikeren
Sun May 25, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 1.76 Najīrati: Does Not Decay
Replies: 18
Views: 3396

Re: SN 1.76 Najīrati: Does Not Decay

My sincere apologies for negligence when I posted my initial enquiry on name and clan as I should have included the whole sentence which is The physical form of mortals decays, Their name and clan does not decay. Doing so, would have highlighted the reason for the Buddha saying that name and clan do...
by yikeren
Fri May 23, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 1.76 Najīrati: Does Not Decay
Replies: 18
Views: 3396

Re: SN 1.76 Najīrati: Does Not Decay

Their name and clan does not decay.
I'm more interested in the meaning of "name and clan". Anyone?
by yikeren
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 10.30 Kosala 2
Replies: 23
Views: 4313

Re: AN 10.30 Kosala 2

Thank you Santa100

When we hear (or read)
What and only what we want to hear (or read)
Ditthi cannot be but personal (not Samma)
Possessed of the 3 characteristics

The Blessed One has shown
The way to avoid entanglement
To arouse virtue and discernment
Is to be truly open to awareness
by yikeren
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 10.30 Kosala 2
Replies: 23
Views: 4313

Re: AN 10.30 Kosala 2

(6) “Again, Bhante, the Blessed One gets to hear at will, without trouble or difficulty, talk concerned with the austere life ...
Can someone explain the 6th declaration?
by yikeren
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 4.35: Vassakara Sutta
Replies: 7
Views: 2786

Re: AN 4.35: Vassakara Sutta

In the Maha-parinibbana Sutta, this same Vassakara was sent by Ajatasattu to inquire from the Buddha whether the Vajjis could be conquered. The Buddha responded obliquely by asking Ananda about the seven qualities of the Vajjis and as long as they held true to those qualities, the Vajjis presented t...
by yikeren
Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 3.64 Sarabha
Replies: 7
Views: 2760

Re: AN 3.64 Sarabha

Another wonderful selection. Thanks To me, the Sutta teaches us the approach to take when selecting our teachers. The first "roar" asks us to assess the claims of attainment (of the teacher), the second the behaviour, and the third, the usefulness of the teaching. To make the Sutta really personal, ...